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rūparāga (T. gzugs la chags ba; C. se tan 色貪) is translated as "desire for existence in the form realm," "craving for existence in the realm of subtle materiality," etc. It is a desire to be reborn as a deva in the realm of subtle form (rūpadhātu), where beings are possessed of refined material bodies, are free from physical passions, and have minds that are perpetually absorbed in the bliss of meditative absorption (dhyana).[1][2]

It is one of the ten fetters.



  1. Robert E. Buswell Jr., Donald S. Lopez Jr., The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (Princeton: 2014), s.v. rūparāga
  2. RW icon height 18px.png Ten fetters, Rigpa Shedra Wiki